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About DASiano

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  1. Relapse Vinyl Grab Bags

    Man, I feel almost compelled to offer you a trade of anything from my haul for this Nasum record. This and two Amorphis records? I really got the shit end of this grab bag deal hahaha. It might be, but my listen through of Elemetary did nothing to pique my interest in this band going forward.
  2. @allenh Thanks for taking the time to reply. Gives me a clearer perspective.
  3. Husker Du - Savage Young Du

    So, I did get my download over the weekend. Numero, despite being inundated, did a fine job getting (at least) my order up to speed. I'm very stoked to get my set in November.
  4. Relapse Vinyl Grab Bags

    Just finished up with listening to all from my grab bag and here are the results: Suffocation, Disrupt, Steve Moore, and Agenda Of Swine are all keepers. These are goners as they don't appeal to me: Skinless-Only The Ruthless Remain (much better than I ever remembered Skinless being, but still does not appeal to me) The End-Elementary Today Is The Day-Willpower Coliseum/Young Widows-Split 7" I'm probably gonna take these to my local record shop as I have a rapport with the owner and they're very fair and above board about trade in value. Not bad for $50 for 7.5 records-4 keepers and decent trade value on the rest.
  5. Greetings, I have a question for the board, and it's mainly a curiosity on how others view this particular thing that I'm going back and forth on in my mind. I know there's no "right" way to do things and it's all a matter of personal taste-I'm simply trying to get a feel for how others might view this. I have my turntable going into my receiver, which has a five speaker+woofer setup (which I use for playback of movies/TVs/5.1 audio). On each of the receiver's channel (e.g. AV, HDMI, etc.), I have the option for profiles, which covers speaker configuration on a channel by channel basis. For those that run a similar setup, how important is it to you to have the rear surround speakers disabled for vinyl playback? I obviously want to keep them for the 5.1 HIDMI channel, and for the Bluetooth channel (where I playback digital music from my cloud service), I also prefer to have all 5 speakers plus the woofer going as a matter of personal taste. For the stereo AV channel my turntable goes into, I currently have it set to the 5 speaker plus woofer setup, which puts a seemingly even mirror of the L/R speakers into the L/R rear surround speakers, and puts what appears to be a mono like composite in the front center speaker. But I have been toying with the idea of using the other option which is a 2 speaker plus woofer setup-this eliminates the front center speaker and two rear speakers. Both sound good to my ears, but I get the sense that limiting the turntable to two speakers is a more "authentic" vinyl listening experience, especially when it comes records pressed in the 60s/70/s/80s. So what say you? I'm curious to see what this board thinks. Thanks for reading, and please see my sig for my current setup.
  6. My Orbit is awesome. My only complaint is the manual switch between 33 and 45. But it's more of a user error thing than design flaw per se, just because I haven't mastered the right way to do it (I can get the belt from 33 to 45 no problem, but can never go back to 33 from 45 without having to do a full reset of the belt). I would prefer automatic switching between the two speeds, but it's a minor annoyance. Of course, I tricked mine out with a cue lever, built in preamp, acrylic platter, cork mat, and a Grado Blue cart (which they appear to no longer sell), so I was way off the base price. Still was around $500-not terrible for an entry level higher-end turntable. Still, the base level version appears to be a steal for a high quality item. Highly recommended.
  7. Husker Du - Savage Young Du

    Patience has been my friend with this process. Numero has been awesome about updating things to where they are supposed to be. It's a little slow, obviously because of the inundation of emails and whatnot for a small organization. BUT, it looks like I am and will be ending up with everything I originally intended to end up with. I originally put an order in for the silver box +7". At first my order was displayed as simply "-" in my account history. Then, was updated to just the silver box. While I was fairly certain I ordered the box+7", I was like "fine, fuck it, I probably mistakenly only ordered the box in the rush to ensure I got color vinyl"-I looked at it as a mistake I made. Then today, totally unprompted, My order was updated to include the 7"-so needless to say, I'm very happy about that. I still have not received a confirmation email (which I don't care one iota about, as my order info is all there on my account history page) or my download (I do want this, but I'm less concerned about it because with items like this, I habitually/ritualistically never listen to the digital version before the vinyl). I figure I'll give them a week or so to wade through more pressing customer service concerns before inquiring about the DL.
  8. Relapse Vinyl Grab Bags

    If is this variant https://www.discogs.com/Cephalic-Carnage-Anomalies/release/5227219 I'd say no, personally. I also got a blue marble instead of a clear on one of minE (see above) and I'm not too bummed about it because in my case, the clear and blue marble have the same limitation number. As is apparently the case with yours as well. Plus, "Dying Will Be The Death Of Me". Yeah. @Dr.Kibbe Yeah you might win here. Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, and Murder Construct? That's a pretty good haul for discounted records chosen at random.
  9. Husker Du - Savage Young Du

    Hahaha! Apparently I have no idea how to embed tweets. Nonetheless, it's in there. Somewhere.
  10. Husker Du - Savage Young Du

    That's not at all the impression I got from some posts on Numero's social media feeds. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Working on those DLs now.</p>&mdash; Numero Group (@numerogroup) <a href="https://twitter.com/numerogroup/status/905096376673075201">September 5, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  11. Relapse Vinyl Grab Bags

    Yeah, Discogs confirms it as "Blue With Silver Swirl" https://www.discogs.com/End-Elementary/release/3163157 Not terribly disappointed as this is essentially bargain bin stuff, and if I don't care for it, this variant commands the highest resale as per Discogs (that I could find). Today Is The Day and Skinless are almost certainly gone as I know I've historically never cared for either of these bands. I'll give 'em a listen just to make sure, but it's not looking good for them hahaha. Agenda Of Swine, The End, Moore, and the split 7" all sound interesting on the surface, being unfamiliar.
  12. Relapse Vinyl Grab Bags

    Mine just showed up, let's see what we got: 7in: Coliseum/Young Widows LPs: Today Is The Day-Willpower Suffocation-Human Waste Skinless-Only The Ruthless Remain Steve Moore-Cub Soundtrack The End-Elementary (BLUE vinyl with the slightest gray marble/splatter) Disrupt-Unrest Agenda Of Swine-Waves Of Human Suffering First impressions: pretty meh. I'll probably give everything a spin at least once ad then figure out what to do with them. I am keeping Suffocation and Disrupt. The rest? I don't know. Man, they really wanted to unload those TITD and Disrupt records-seems like everyone got at least one of those thus far.
  13. Husker Du - Savage Young Du

    No, BUT my order does show up as confirmed in my account's order history page. That said, I don't think I'm getting a 7" but I think that was my mistake. What I don;t have is my downloads, but I am unsure if anyone has them just yet.
  14. PO SOON: U2 - Songs of Experience

    I dig that. Pop-ish vibes in the verse with an Atomic Bomb vibe in the chorus. This is probably gonna be a super good record based on these two singles.
  15. Husker Du - Savage Young Du

    OK, this has been resolved for me, I have a color LP set on order. Awesome.